Obituaries 10-09-2013

October 11, 2013
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Theresa Olivero Lifelong Chelsea Resident Theresa L. (Gargano) Olivero, a life long Chelsea resident, died unexpectedly on October 2 at Bear Hill Nursing Center of Stoneham following a brief illness. She was 98 years old. Born, raised and educated in Chelsea and a lifelong Chelsea resident, her unusual but wonderous strength allowed her to...

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Spectacular Light and Color

October 2, 2013
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Spectacular Light and Color

From the Orient Heights Yacht Club looking towards Constitution Beach residents were treated to a spectacular light and color show as the autumn sun set behind the neighborhood on Monday.

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Eastie-only Vote

October 2, 2013
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We want to thank the Boston City Councilors who voted last Wednesday to have only East Boston residents decide the fate of the Host Community Agreement about the siting of a casino at Suffolk Downs. We always have maintained  that the decision should be decided by East Boston and not by the voters of...

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Malden-east Boston Youth Hockey Roundup

October 2, 2013
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The Malden-East Boston hockey squads continue parity play this week in the Valley League as the regular season begins in mid-October. Mite K Malden/East Boston 7, Melrose 13 Kasabuski Rink, Saugus MA The Mite Valley team dropped a tough one to Melrose. Chris Cecca had 4 goals, Will Fosdick had 2 goals, and Jake...

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Obituaries 10-02-2013

October 2, 2013
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Peter Zirpolo, Jr. Self Employed Welder Peter A. Zirpolo, Jr. of Revere, formerly of Orient Heights East Boston, died on September 26 after battling terminal cancer with the greatest care at Cambridge Hospital with a special thank you to the attending staff in the Emergency Room and the ICU. He was 60 years old....

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Remembrance: Eastie Loses an Advocate in the Local Court System

October 2, 2013
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Remembrance: Eastie Loses an Advocate in the Local Court System

Theresa ‘Terry’ Adamson, East Boston’s Assistant Chief of Probation who arguably changed the way the courts dealt with drug offenders has died. Mrs. Adamson died on Friday, September 25 after a long battle with cancer. Terry, as she was affectionately known by friends, family and colleagues may have been small in stature but had...

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Election 2013: Does LaMattina’s Win Mean Voters Favor Casino Project?

October 2, 2013
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Election 2013: Does LaMattina’s Win Mean Voters Favor Casino Project?

City Councilor Sal LaMattiina’s convincing win against two anti-casino candidates during last week’s Primary Election could be a signal that East Boston resident may just support the host community referendum on November 5. LaMattina walked away with 2,943 votes and his two challengers, Brian Gannon and John Ribiero got a combined 1,602 votes. LaMattina’s...

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Casino Now in Eastie’s Hand: Councilors Vote to Let Residents Decide Project’s Fate

October 2, 2013
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Despite a last minute amendment by Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, the Boston City Councilor voted 12-1 last Wednesday to approve a ‘Ward Only’ vote on the Host Community Agreement with Suffolk Downs Racetrack regarding the proposed resort-style casino. At the hearing O’Malley argued that the $1 billion development is not simply a...

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Council Leaning to Eastie Only Vote for Casino Question

September 25, 2013
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Council Leaning to Eastie Only Vote for Casino Question

All sings point to the Boston City Council voting today in favor of a ‘ward only’ vote versus a ‘citywide vote’ on the Suffolk Downs casino referendum. This would allow East Boston voters sole authority on deciding whether or not they want a casino in the neighborhood and the potential $20 million cash windfall...

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Eastie Voters Back Connolly, Walsh Consalvo, Arroyo

September 25, 2013
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In the Mayor’s race Eastie voters went with John Connolly. Connolly recieved 1,214 votes from Eastie voters. Marty Walsh and Rob Consalvo where in a dead tie with 762 votes each. Felix Arroyo finished 4th among Eastie voters with 731 votes followed by Dan Conley with 731 votes.

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LaMattina Cruises to Victory

September 25, 2013
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City Councilor Sal LaMattiina easily cruised to the final election and will face Brian Gannon in the November 5 General Election. LaMattina got 2,943 voted in East Boston and 6,756 voted in District 1, which includes Eastie, the North End and Charlestown . In Eastie the closest to LaMattina was Gannon with 855 votes....

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Man Charged in Sexual Assault Case

September 25, 2013
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The East Boston man suspected of allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl on Faywood Avenue last Friday has been apprehended and authorities are investigating a possible link between the man and other assaults in the area. Jose Avila, 39, of East Boston was arrested at his home Sunday and arraigned Monday at East Boston...

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Boston Election

September 25, 2013
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First, we congratulate the two nominees for mayor who were chosen on Tuesday in the primary election. The campaigning by all candidates in the coming weeks will increase and voters should ask these candidates not only about their concerns, but also about the candidates’ visions for East Boston. East Boston voters are fortunate to...

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Knights Sweep Tribe; Punch Ticket to RRBL Finals

September 25, 2013
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For the 3rd consecutive year the Knights will be playing into October for a chance to win a championship. In fact the Knights have a chance to be the first team in RRBL history to accomplish the feat of a threepeat. After sweeping the Beverly Indians 2 games to none the Knights have now...

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Obituaries 09-25-2013

September 25, 2013
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Ruth Esther Dunne Lifelong East Boston Resident Ruth Esther (Clingen) Dunne, a lifelong East Boston resident, died at her home on September 19. She was in her 101st year. The beloved wife of the late Harry Dunne, she was the mother of Lillian Misiaszek, Walter Stephen Dunne, Norma Rivers and the late Robert H....

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Harbor Arts Plans Daylong Celebration on Saturday

September 18, 2013
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Harbor Arts Plans Daylong Celebration on Saturday

Three years ago East Boston became the site of the first outdoor public art exhibition at the Boston Shipyard and Marina on Marginal Street launched by HarborArts. The monumental event of 30 large-scale public art pieces was made possible by Coastal Marine Management and organized in partnership with the Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts...

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Crosby Addresses EBCC Members

September 18, 2013
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Crosby Addresses EBCC Members

Chair of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission Stephen Crosby attended an East Boston Chamber of Commerce dinner Monday night at Spinelli’s to brief residents here on the commission’s process for granting a casino license in the state. “What the state wanted was intense and robust competition,” said Crosby Monday night. So the legislature set up...

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West Nile Virus Found in Eastie

September 18, 2013
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For the first time this year a mosquito pool in East Boston has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV).  Tests performed earlier this week confirmed a WNV-positive mosquito pool in the neighborhood even after the city conducted a targeted mosquito-spraying program last month in Orient Heights. Despite the new findings, there have still...

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Umana School Receives $25,000 Grant

September 18, 2013
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Interim Superintendent John McDonough announced last week that the Mario Umana Academy in East Boston is receiving a $25,000 planning grant to launch a two-way bilingual program next year. The BPS Dual Language Advisory Board, which includes educators, non-profit leaders, foundations and members of the business community, selected the Umana as part of a...

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Get out and Vote

September 18, 2013
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Next Tuesday, voters from across Boston will be going to the polls in a primary election to choose two candidates for mayor from a crowded field of 12 candidates. Ever since Mayor Thomas Menino announced in April that he would not be seeking re-election, these 12 candidates have been going out to meet voters...

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City Council Race

September 18, 2013
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Although the fierce mayoral campaign has drawn most of the attention of  Boston voters and the media over the past four months, there also has been a very active City Council race. With more than 18 candidates vying for different seats, this election very likely will be decided by just a few hundred votes. ...

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Pop Warner

September 18, 2013
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East Boston Pop Warner football is in full swing and played games against Everett Sunday at East Boston Memorial Stadium. The league is two games into the season but organizers said that numbers are way down this year and are still looking for players’ ages 7 to 15. “We have a weight requirement so...

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Obituaries 09-18-2013

September 18, 2013
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Jerry Lanney Retired Milkman Jerry Lanney of East Boston died on Sunday, September 15 at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 90 years old. The husband of the late Esther Lanney with whom he shared 63 years of marriage, he was born in Boston and was a lifelong resident of East Boston. He was...

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Listening to Your Heart

September 11, 2013
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Listening to Your Heart

Soon there will be an interactive piece of public art displayed outside the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Maverick Square that will play music based on your heartbeat. “Pulse of the City”  is an innovative new public art installation that creates different music and rhythms based on the heartbeats of the people who...

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